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Dec 3, 2012 7:00pm PST
, they call us. we are the last line of defence. narr: it's the beginning of the day at miami dade police department. sergeant manny malgor leads one of the three highly-trained units that make up the special response team. man sync: sarge. man: good late afternoon. why am i here early, sir, and you're not? narr: manny's boss, lieutenant calvin james, is srt's overall commander. mannie sync: how are you doing? everything good? good job last night, by the way. calvin: thanks, you too. you too. excellent. narr: with violent crime ever present, the city is becoming increasingly dependent on its elite police unit. calvin sync: the reason why miami dade has chosen to use srt to execute most, if not all narcotic search warrant, is because of the propensity for violence that comes with the field. usually when you deal with, with dopers, they believe in violence. they survive through violence. they're all armed. so instead of sending, or taking the risk of sending a regular detective or police officer to these places to execute these warrants, the leaders of the department understand that
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Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
the poorest cities. compare that to michigan overall which is at 16%, the 14% is the national figure. it is a sad picture, even more so because of flint's history as the center of the american manufacturing industry. it's the birthplace of this country's labor movement. in 1960 flint was michigan's second largest city 200,000 people. it also had a vibrant middle class, it's public school system was a model for the nation and that was due in large part to the strength of its labor unions and the large number of manufacturing workers living in flint. they took over a factory and they didn't leave until they reached a deal with management. workers occupied several general motor's plants. not for a day, a week but for month -- actually for longer than a month for 40-consecutive days and it worked. they got bargaining rights, and 40-hour workweek and a minimum wage. they had 100,000 people turned out in detroit to show their support for the striking workers in flint, 100,000 people. and yesterday 12,000 people turned out in lancing, michigan to protest against the state's new right to wor
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Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm PST
politics. they support ending the war on drugs, support gay marriage and these things are really at odds with the candidates they want. >> yes this is a question i get a lot. if they are libertarian and pro economic rights and freedom, why do they support right-wing candidates? they are more libertarian, i would say. >> and that's what they have seen. although you have been up close with them, certainly than just about anybody in the press, any journalist. we were talk about unions in the last segment. they employ lots of union members they haven't had a strike since 1993. why accounts for that? >> they pay well. i think there's a certain dependability. and i spoke to the head of one of their larger bargaining units and he said, yes, things were rough in the mid-'90s but they trust each other. and, you know, it's no mystery, that's how you run businesses in industrialized businesses in america. you can't get rid of the union, you have to live with it. >> that's what we think so. i think it is what makes america really strong -- american working class really strong in so many industr
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Dec 11, 2012 2:00pm PST
environment but who don't contribute to the union's survival at all. this only works if we're all in it together. and more than that, this law is going to starve unions of their funding. from a political perspective in this democracy that is their power. there are actually two separate pieces of legislation. first applies to private sector employees like autoworkers. second one is public sector employees like teachers. though, of course, it exempts firefighters and police officers which is a classic move that republicans use off ton pit unions against each other. this is the same trick that they probably learned i'm sure everybody knows from their colleagues in wisconsin. but even as protests continue, these bills are heading to governor rick schneider's desk. what's he going to do? back in february, he criticized the right-to-work laws in congressional testimony. he criticized them. >> my perspective is i made it clear it is not on my agenda. right to work is an issue that's a very divisive issue. i don't believe it is appropriate in michigan during 2012. that's the governor that peopl
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Dec 18, 2012 2:00pm PST
cerberus. so facing that kind of clout cerberus announced at 1:00 a.m. this morning that it would sell freedom group and it would return the proceeds to investors. the company said -- cerberus said "it is apparent that the sandy hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. as a firm, we are investors not statesmen or policymakers. our role is to make investments on behalf of our clients who are comprised of the pension plans of firemen teachers, policemen and other municipal workers and unions and endowments and other institutions and individuals." it seems like money talks afterall. at least in the world of private equity. now california state treasurer bill lockyer has asked the states' two largest pension funds, the teacher's pension fund and the california public employees retirement system which is the biggest pension fund in the entire country he's asked them to purge their portfolios of gun manufacturers if their products are illegal in california. for the latest on the story, i'm so pleased to be able to welcom
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Dec 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
significant problems. last month at a bangladeshi factory that makes clothes for walmart, sears for disney, a fire started in a pile of clothes. even as the alarms went off managers actually told workers to ignore the alarms and keep on sewing. but the flames continued to spread and hundreds of workers were trapped inside the factory unable to escape because managers locked the doors! reportedly to keep people from stealing. in all 112 people were killed. now, since then, there have been mounting calls for accountability and regulations. >> the equipment is not used properly. there is no training and the equipment is just installed in order to get work orders. workers in our country are dying because of this. workers are being killed. >> jennifer: so far though, no one has taken responsibility. not the bang la deshshy government or any of the companies that are make clothes there and here's the really blood-boiling part. about a year and a half before the fire, executives from walmart and other big retailers met in bangladesh to talk about workplace safety and they actually came up
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Dec 5, 2012 2:00pm PST
is really happening! that's where the majority of the republicans, at least in congress are. but we should cut them a little slack. afterall everybody from peggy noonan to karl rove assured them they would be in the white house by this time so they're understandably shock and distressed and poor speaker john boehner is hopelessly stuck in that stage. his is, of course, willful denial. a stubborn refusal to recognize reality are. but it is denial nonetheless. today, he dug in his heels. he refused to budge. he released a statement blaming the president for the impasse saying "we don't have time for the president to continue shifting the goalposts. we need to solve this problem." in fact, his approach all along has been to deny reality altogether. his plan is essentially a rehash of mitt romney's. closing loopholes to raise revenue and remember, mitt romney lost. and democrats of course, rightly are calling him out on it. representative sandra levin who released a statement yesterday saying that republicans "remain in a state of denial." well, here he is on monday, going even further.
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Dec 20, 2012 2:00pm PST
majority, even of nra members want to see checked before people get access to guns. even at gun shows. they would do well to consider that as a serious part of the solution. >> john: with public sentiment shifting toward stricter gun control, is the nra control weakening or are they hoping people will move on to the next shiny thing in the next few weeks and things will continue as the status quo. >> their control has been a bit of a paper tiger. they spent a whole lot of money on the last election and it didn't really have a whole lot of sway. most of the candidates backed extensively from romney, lost. certainly a lot of members of congress have been scared of them because, you know, they're loud and the people who support sensible gun control restrictions have in recent years not been as loud. certainly in recent days we've seen a wide array of democrats and republicans in the senate. more by the day coming forward and saying we need to get serious about gun control. or at the very least, we need to be talking about gun control. and all of a sudden, you see a lot of people who have
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Dec 3, 2012 9:00pm PST
of grams most weekends. (woman) i started it when i was at university. (man) i don't really know why i started. (women) it makes people feel good, you know. (woman)that's why i take it. (cesar gaviria) the us and europe are not doing enough. you cannot put all the responsibility on us. we are doing an extraordinary sacrifice. you need to look at the policy you have in place. (woman) it's not what you get told. i mean, we just get told that it's bad for you. (man)it's bit of a good fun. we get it pretty much everywhere in london. woman) some people take it because it makes them feel good. (man) i used to take it. that was my choice. >>as long as there is demand for the use of cocaine whether it be in the usa, europe or other parts of the world, then it will be produced and it will supply the market. for the casual western recreational user of cocaine, i think you should need to confront the fact that the supply chain of your ah, preferred commodity, is a very dirty supply chain, and that has human, financial and social costs. (women) it's like drinking and smoking isn't it? (man)i don
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Dec 17, 2012 2:00pm PST
words of the president, surely we can do better than this. ♪ >> jennifer: last friday at 4:30 in the morning under the cover of darkness the michigan legislature passed a bill that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons into hospitals, churches, bars stadiums, day care centers and schools. and just a few hours after the legislature passed that bill 26 people including 20 children were killed. gunned down at the elementary school in sandy hook elementary. the governor said that has given him clear pause. i beg your rick snyder please veto those bills and stop the madness, but here is what he is up against. 24 michigan lawmakers are acting on behalf of alec that conservative group that drafts gun legislation for lawmakers, and alec has been bank rolled by the nra. michigan's alec chair cosponsored the extreme gun legislation that rammed through the house and senate last week. but this is not just about michigan. michigan has been passing some crazy bills these last few weeks, but this is much broader. alec's legislation has been used across the country to weaken gun laws. si
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Dec 10, 2012 11:00pm PST
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
. indiana has become a right to work state. i have looked at their pipeline. they have increased the number of businesses to come to indiana and grow in indiana due to this legislation. >> believe me, as i say, this is not just at michigan story. this is an american story because right now right to work laws are on the books in 23 states. michigan would become the 24th. almost half of the entire united states of america. what started in the south and on the plains is spreading to the industrial north. i just want us to remember here that unions brought to america the minimum age, the 8-hour workday, workplace safety rules, really, the middle class is what the unions of america gave to us. getting rid of unions will do one thing. it will exacerbate the concentration of power and money at the top and continue the hollowing out of america's middle class. that is why what is happening in michigan takes my breath away. joining me now on the phone from lansing, michigan is zac paul. zac is over progress michigan that uses new media to build grassroots support for progressive ideas. zac has
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Dec 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
raising any revenue at all. on the other side the president is not pleased with boehner's plan because he said there would be no deal without higher tax rates for the wealthy. >> obama: if we're going to raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with the very tough cuts that we've already made, and the further reforms and entitlements that i'm prepared to make, then we're going to have to say the rates on the top 2% go up, and we're not able to get a deal without it. >> jennifer: and jay carney piled on the g.o.p. plan. >> we don't know who pays. we don't know what we're talking about in terms of actual legislation to increase revenue. it's magic beans and fairy dust. >> jennifer: magic beans and fairy dust. those are fighting words--frilly fairytale fighting words but still fighting words and boehner came back with a few verbal jabs of his own saying, quote, if the president really wants to avoid sending the economy over the fiscal cliff he has done nothing to demonstrate it. but even as the democrats pound him from the left, he is taking punches from the right. the leader of the rig
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Nov 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
breaking ban news banners break our focus on abroad and the economy here at home. but there is always something missing. is there no room for a crisis who is long past the point of being potential. or is there no market for it. a faded media interest of hurricane sandy despite the fact that there are those reeling because of hurricane sandy. it's november 30, 2012 and our planet is in jeopardy i. if you haven't heard about it today. don't worry, it will be the same story tomorrow 31 [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> jennifer: many people think that climate change only threatens the future and won't effect them. try telling that to the victims of super storm sandy. it's been over a month since sandy slammed the east coast and killed 120 people in the u.s. and caused billions of dollars of damage. unless you live in one of the affected areas you probably think things are back to norm. but that's because the media is barely cleaning up the cleanup efforts. in new york city, they're living in third world conditions, raw sewage continues to flow into water ways. thousands still have no power and
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Dec 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
to, you know, sift through every good idea that is out there, and even take a look at some bad ideas before disposing of them. >> jennifer: hopefully in the end disposing of them. john boehner was called to bring an end to high-ammunition magazines to a vote by saturday. great idea. and there are more good ideas coming from the state level. in california there is a bill tightening california's ammunitions restrictions. but even as those good ideas take shape there are a lot of bad ideas lurking around the corner. take virginia governor's plan to arm teachers. really think about it. teachers with guns in charge of five years olds. >> school administrators should have guns under lock and key, if that principal could have been able to have a gun, and step in and kill him, we would have saved a lot of lives. >> jennifer: republican lawmakers in tennessee also plan to introduce a similar session. and republican lawmakers in south dakota oklahoma texas, florida, minnesota, they have all expressed support for arming school teachers. one bad idea after another. but wait a second perhaps the
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Dec 4, 2012 2:00pm PST
crisis, but at the same time deep down do you wish you had a chance to be part that have particular vote? >> look, for the sake of our country, i hope this is resolved before i get there. you know i've been talking to business owners throughout the corinth for months now. they want certainty predictability from our government. they realize that our taxes are going to be up a little bit. they know there is going to reform to social security and medicare, they want to know so they know how to plan for their companies. i hope it's resolved before i get there if not so be it, i see this as an opportunity for america to lead the way. china is slowing down. india is slowing down. europe is in a recession. south america is slowing down. we have an opportunity to lead out of this mess. i hope we take the lead. >> jennifer: everyone wants to prevent going over over the cliff you still will have a lot of issues on how best to lead the country forward. allen west will be gone but there will be tea partyers remain. how do you work with people who think compromise is a bad word? >> look, i was j
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